Why now: Despite a multi-billion dollar new airport that’s reluctant to open, the German capital’s magnetism as an international destination continues to grow. This year its important Schwules Museum, the world’s first dedicated LGBT museum, will double its size with a move to new digs just south of the Tiergarten.
Where to stay: The cool and convenient Casa Camper
Where to eat: The American gay-owned farm-to-table goodness of Little Otik
Where to drink: The pink fur-walled kitsch-tastic saloon Roses
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